English conversation school in Japan has clever reminder that students don’t have to be perfect

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


But is there such a thing as too much confidence?

Something that’s not always clear until you actually try to do it is that communicating in a foreign language isn’t always a binary can-or-can’t situation. Sure, if you can’t speak a single word of whatever language you’re trying to converse in, the listener won’t understand you at all, but that doesn’t mean that anything less than perfect grammar and vocabulary will be completely unintelligible.

But again, until you build up some first-hand experience trying to talk to someone in a foreign language, it’s not uncommon to assume that

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